The lights

Earlier last year I have bought a soft box, similar size to my window which in fact is not that big and tried to imitate the window light. The whole challenge is to diffuse the light to get a similar effect.  I use all fabric that came with the soft box to defuse it as much as possible. Last week after over a month break from any major shooting I have had a chance to get two models and worked with two different light sources. Now you can figure out yourself which is which and the one you think looks better 😉 Actually can you tell the difference?

Models I had an honor to work with were Sara Berger and Xiaolan Jiao. Camera and the rest of gear I used were, Nikon D800, 85mm F1.4 and 50mm F1.4 lenses, Nikon flash light and soft box with all available diffusion fabrics, the reflector and the last but not least the window light 🙂

 

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Back on track again

It’s been a long tine off work but the most of the time I had spend in books getting ready for this weekend exams which got finished earlier today. Anyways, I don’t wanna bore you with academical stuff and want to share some work I got managed during that break. I still experiment with the artificial light and cant get the sweet spot that I have been striving for, and now will have more time to manage to experiment more 🙂

For now I am leaving you with those portraits of my Alina who patiently collaborate with me 🙂

Gear: Nikon D800 with 85mmF1.4 lens at f2 ISO 200 1/200 sec and the flash set to minimum power in octagon soft box, plus all defusing stuff I got with that soft box  😉

 

 

Happy New Year!!!

Well, it’s been a whole day of a new year day fulfilled with all thew positiveness and resolution attitude for the new year, but I am just tired to be honest! I have been in books for the last few weeks for the upcoming 2 exams this week and I don’t even feel I want to take any photos anymore….I don’t really like this filling and it’s probably tiring me even more 🙂 However, I wanted to put effort for today’s special day  I want to share with you. Something that want me to create something really capturing and bringing a thought. Not necessarily positive to be honest, as I believe that we all are individuals and each of us can notice in it something different.

 

As usually I used Nikon D800 and 85mm, F1.4 lens. As well easy peasy 🙂

 

 

and a Happy New Year peeps!!!!

 

 

Night Lights

We drove by this place and saw a fog spreading along the Dargle river in Bray Co Wicklow in Ireland. Once we got home I grabbed my camera and we returned to that place, however mother nature decided to take the fog away and we only were left with the leftovers.

 

Nikon D800 with 85mm F1.4 lens at f2, 1/80sec ISO 800 hand held.

 

The Gold has arrived

Earlier this year I found two of my photos I had submitted for the competition at Trierenberg Super Circuit 2017 in Austria got shortlisted and one later got the Golden Medal. Due to being busy I couldn’t go to the inauguration that was happening at the end of October in Austria and to be honest I have forgotten about it all later. Two days ago when I found the envelope at the door with the postal stamp from Austria I was very surprised and delighted to open it and find the content off it 🙂

What a great boost and motivation to create more new work. Already started submitting new work for the competitions taking place next year and hopefully I’ll get lucky again 🙂

 

Unfortunately I couldn’t upload the video here, hence the photo here 😉

And the winning photograph…

 

Almost there!!!

Shopping madness has been possessed people running frantically in herds from shop to shop trying to figure out what, where and who to get a present for 🙂 Thankfully I got it sorter before the insanity kicked off. 🙂 Anyway, the reason Alina and I went to the City was to see the Xmas lights and all the decorations which was great! Not as great as present president of U.S. but still great 😀 Once we managed to find relatively quiet place o those super busy shopping alleys we managed to create something to match the festive season. For probes we used a very cheap lights that I could power with batteries and I borrowed a jar from my house mates and basically that was it. We went to Henry St which was packed with people so we moved to further down where was a bit more relaxed got Alina all set and there you go 🙂

I used my Nikon D800 lens 50mm F1.4 at f2, 1/160 sec, ISO 100 and the rest done in PS cc

 

 

Storm Trooper

Due to the last lasting wintry weather conditions in the mountains I have decided to go for a hike earlier today… Oh boy the wind…. I have already experienced strong wind in the mountain before, so strong that was sweeping me from my feet and today it was not far from repeating the experience but thoughtfully I abandoned the idea of going to the Djouce Mnt. Definitely not worth the struggle at all. What positive has happened though I got an idea for my next photo 🙂   Now it seems in was worth to go out 🙂

For this shoot I used one flash light with 1m octa soft box with all the liner I could use to diffuse the light. Also used a white fabric bounce the light and reduce the shadow a bit. Also my Nikon D800 on tripod and remote trigger. 85mm F1.4 lens at f2.8 ISO 200 1/100sec and photoshop of course 🙂